Positioning Your Custom Control

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

Within the web interface for FlexNet Manager Suite, you declare the position of your newly-added custom property in relationship to something that already exists in the interface layout. This prior control may be one that came as standard in the factory-supplied interface, or may be another custom control that you have previously declared. We call this previously-existing control the 'anchor' for your newly-added custom property.

Your custom property can have various positional relationships with its anchor. These relationships are declared with numeric values.

Table 1. Positioning of custom controls relative to anchor (mandatory)
Positioning UIInsertTypeID Comments
Before 1 Before the anchor
After 2 After the anchor
Start of 3 At the start of an existing tab or section (not applicable for other types of anchor)

When you specify the anchor (the existing control from which your custom control is positioned), you do so by its name. If the anchor is another custom control that you declared earlier, you use exactly the name you specified then. If it is a factory-supplied control that is part of the standard web interface for FlexNet Manager Suite, you must use the internal database name for the anchor control. See the following sub-topics for the available objects, their controls as they appear in the English-language standard web interface (these values may be localized), and the internal and unchanging database name for the same control that you must reference as an anchor.

With the web interface, all properties pages support two columns of controls. When you insert a custom control, the columns reflow to accommodate the change, subject to the additional setting for each of the controls on the page.

For example, you can specify whether the custom control occupies just one column, or spans across two columns.

Table 2. Column span for custom controls
Columns Width Comments
Single column 1 Left or right column of the layout (default)
Double column 2 Always left aligned

For single-column controls, you may have a preference for whether the control appears on the left, or on the right, of the property page.

Table 3. Alignment of controls within page
Alignment Position Comments
Next available spot 0 The "don't care" option, where the control takes either left or right side based on its positioning in relation to the anchor (default).
Left column 1 This control is forced to the left. If its positioning is "After" an anchor that is already in the left column, the adjacent right side is left blank. Flow resumes after this control.
Right column 2 This control is forced into the right column. If its positioning is "After" an anchor that is already in the right column, the left side of the next line is left blank, and this control occupies the right.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1